Catching up

Catching up

I know I do not blog much any more. But, as it is a new year, I am trying to “catch up” and get back at it, because I really do enjoy it. To start catching up, here a couple pictures from this last Autumn that I never shared. The Kiddo wanted to be a … Continue reading

St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

We had a fun celebration at church for St. Francis Day (October 4). There was a Blessing of the Animals, plus fun kids’ activities like pony rides and a petting zoo. It was great! The Kiddo enjoyed coloring St. Francis related pages. That tan, black, and white creature on the table in the photo above … Continue reading

Giveaway Reminder!

Giveaway Reminder!

Don’t forget you could win a super-duper awesome sand kit and book in my giveaway here! All you have to do is comment on that blog post to be entered! Get over there today before the giveaway ends. And because every post needs a couple pictures… Happy Autumn!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Ice Cream Work: Surrealism, Sand Art, and a Giveaway!

Surrealism began in the 1920s and is an art and literary movement. It involved artists like Salvidore Dali, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst. Surrealist art surprises the viewer, putting together elements that wouldn’t normally go together. It is characterized by an attempt to show the imagination and dream-world in a visual form. Naoshi (Naoko Kikuchi) … Continue reading

Michaelmas 2015

Michaelmas 2015

(Coloring page from here.) We had a very quiet Michaelmas celebration this year, but I think it was quite lovely. Here is some of what we have done in the past. This year, I made my now annual blackberry cake (blackberry cake because of the story from the British Isles that says when St. Michael threw … Continue reading

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Memory Verse Motivators: Ephesians 4:32

Remember that book I told you I picked up a used copy of, called Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price? Here’s another activity we did from the book. G made one for us and one for his godmother. I love St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. It is loaded with so many good things to remember. Be … Continue reading

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

Memory Verse Motivators: Hebrews 13:5

At the beginning of the summer, I picked up a very inexpensive used copy of Memory Verse Motivators by Cheryl Price. It is a lovely book, full of activities to help kids (and adults, to be honest!) memorize some beautiful lines of scripture. The kiddo and I have made a couple of them, like this … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading